Ms Emma Cooper

Ms Emma Cooper

Associate Lecturer

University Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary

Biography

Emma Cooper is an Associate Lecturer in Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural health (UONDRH) in Tamworth, NSW.  She is also a senior clinician at the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital. Her vision is to improve patient safety and encourage a multi-disciplinary approach to preventing delayed, incomplete or inaccurate radiological diagnoses in the emergency department.

Academic overview

Emma is a consistently positively evaluated lecturer in the field of diagnostic radiography with sessional experience at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane and University of Bradford, UK prior to her current role at the UONDRH.  Her contributions include peer-reviewed academic content (lectures and examination questions) for final year diagnostic radiography undergraduates and students of medicine, alongside tutorials and clinical practice supervision across the whole diagnostic radiography degree.  Her areas of interest are patient care, digital imaging, image and exposure optimisation, traumatic image interpretation and inter-professional practice.

Professional Overview

Emma is a highly respected, passionate and motivated Diagnostic Radiographer with extensive clinical, educational, systems and management experience spanning 22 years.  General radiography (trauma imaging in particular) and Education are her chosen fields.

Research Overview

Emma is a novice researcher with a particular interest in radiographer role extension.  Her research to date has investigated alternative models of care, radiographer commenting, inter-professional collaboration to minimise radiological error in the emergency department and the pedagogical and equity implications of teaching via videoconference.


Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Image Interpretation, University of Bradford, UK
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), University of Leeds - UK

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy 20
320206 Diagnostic radiography 30
320222 Radiology and organ imaging 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
University Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Australia
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
13/6/2016 -  Clinical Academic Medical Radiation Science Department of Rural Health, University of Newcastle
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/9/2008 - 6/5/2016 Clinical Educator Radiographer

Highly respected radiographer with extensive experience, extremely high standards and a desire to affect positive change within the profession.  The clinical educator (CE) was a new position on appointment.  

Queensland Health
The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/9/2013 - 30/4/2016 Sessional Lecturer

Consistently positively evaluated sessional lecturer in the medical radiation sciences, medical imaging course at QUT

Queensland University of Technology
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
MRSC3150 Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIIB
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Lecturer 1/7/2017 - 23/12/2017
MRSC3155 Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIIB
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Lecturer 30/7/2018 - 30/11/2018
MRSC3150 Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIIB
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Lecturer 1/7/2016 - 1/12/2016
MRSC3100 Diagnostic Radiography Methods 3A
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Lecturer 12/3/2018 - 13/3/2018
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Cooper E, Neep MJ, Eastgate P, 'Communicating traumatic pathology to ensure shared understanding: is there a recipe for the perfect preliminary image evaluation?', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 67 143-150 (2020) [C1]

Medical imaging and emergency departments work collaboratively to interpret trauma radiographs. In addition to accurate radiographic interpretation, clear communication is crucial... [more]

Medical imaging and emergency departments work collaboratively to interpret trauma radiographs. In addition to accurate radiographic interpretation, clear communication is crucial to ensure appropriate and timely management of musculoskeletal injuries. This two-step ¿how to guide¿ provides the reviewer with a recipe for effectively evaluating trauma radiographs for traumatic pathology and succinctly documenting the findings. Step 1 is a systematic search of the radiograph: soft tissues, bones, alignment of joints and satisfaction of search (SBASS). Utilising SBASS increases reviewer confidence in identifying traumatic pathology of the appendicular and axial skeleton. Step 2 is a streamlined communication model for the documentation of pathological findings. The WWW acronym (What is it? Where is it? What is it doing?) can be adapted to describe simple or complex traumatic pathology.

DOI 10.1002/jmrs.375
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Conference (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Little A, Croker A, Carter L, Grotowski M, Cooper E, 'Grappling with linguistic subtleties when teaching interprofessional practice: Can theory help move us from bewilderment towards clarity ?', Virtual Conference (2021)
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Anne Croker, Miriam Grotowski
2019 Cooper E, De Silva L, Wakely L, 'Collaborative, patient-centred practice in the emergency department: an opportunity for shared learning between radiography and physiotherapy students', Adelaide, SA (2019)
Co-authors Lani Carter, Luke Wakely
2019 De Silva L, Cooper E, 'Moving interprofessional education out of the classroom and into the real world: Capitalising on shared clinical placement environments', Canberra, ACT (2019)
Co-authors Lani Carter
2018 Cooper E, Munro S, ' Yarning with Aboriginal patients: culturally appropriate engagement in the context of brief radiographic examinations', Canberra (2018)
2018 Cooper E, 'Radiography students practicing patient-centred and inter-professional communication in a hybrid simulation environment: a design journey', Canberra (2018)
2018 De Silva LK, Cooper E, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Little AL, Ferns JL, 'Preparing for the interprofessional landscape: a program facilitating collaboration between physiotherapy and radiography students', Darwin, NT (2018)
Co-authors Tony Smith, Jane Ferns, Lani Carter, Alexandra Little, Leanne Brown, Luke Wakely
2018 De Silva LK, Cooper E, Wakely LT, 'Bridging the interprofessional distance for diagnosis: a program facilitating collaboration between physiotherapy and radiography students', Tamworth, NSW (2018)
Co-authors Lani Carter, Luke Wakely
2018 Smith AN, Cooper E, Vignes M, Marjoribanks J, Tessier J, James D, et al., 'Strengthening Rural Medical Radiation Workforce through Collaboration and Immersive Educational Experiences', Canberra (2018)
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.259
Co-authors Yolanda Surjan, Jamie Marjoribanks, Tony Smith, David Lyall
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Croker A, Wakely K, Brown L, Cone L, Cooper E, De Silva L, et al., 'Out of sight, out of mind?: Pedagogical and equity implications of videoconferencing for healthcare students education in rural areas' (2019)
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Luke Wakely, Miriam Grotowski, Karin Fisher, Leanne Brown, Anne Croker, Lani Carter, Sonja Littlejohns, Fiona Little, Katrina Wakely, Lauren Cone
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 Honours Technique validation of breast lymphoscintigraphy using a single periareolar injection - A single centre retrospective cohort study with 5 year follow up Radiography, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2021 Honours X-ray Image Quality Assessment - title to be confirmed Radiography, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2020 Honours Assessing the image quality of radiographs produced by limited license X-ray operators Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Ms Emma Cooper

Position

Associate Lecturer
UoN Department of Rural Health
University Newcastle Department of Rural Health
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Contact Details

Email emma.cooper@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 6755 3578
Mobile 0401945743

Office

Building Tamworth Education Centre
Location Tamworth

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